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Huckestein has a strong history of providing state-of-the-art, real world solutions to the challenges facing today’s businesses in terms of energy optimization, sustainability, and environmental awareness.

While green technologies and strategies have just recently garnered national attention and funding, the idea of energy savings and recovery is not new. Huckestein has built its reputation on designing and installing HVAC systems and controls using high efficiency equipment and innovative design for air recovery and handling, energy metering, and power monitoring to provide best value. Exploring and installing emerging renewable energy technology, such as geothermal and solar, deepens our expertise and expands the options and services we can offer to our customers.

As a company, we are focused on protecting the environment in which we work, caring for natural resources, and performing our work with the utmost attention to environmental compliance. Stewardship is a catalyst for positive change and is our way of enhancing the quality of life for current and future generations.

Corporate Responsibility
We have a responsibility to ensure that our business is carried out safely, sustainably and in a way that is environmentally, socially and economically responsible.

Ensuring SAFETY & HEALTH

We are committed to planning and executing all operations in a manner that safeguards the health, welfare and safety of our employees, supply chain partners, clients, the general public and those who use our completed facilities.

At all levels in the business, we treat safety with the highest priority, constantly striving to eliminate the causes of incidents in our quest for an injury-free workplace. We expect our employees to take individual responsibility and encourage safe work behaviors. It is our objective to promote a positive safety culture amongst employees and to ensure that all of our activities are undertaken safely.

Investing in our PEOPLE

To compete at the highest level, we recruit, train, develop, and retain the best available talent.

The performance of our teams is the key to the quality of service that we are able to provide. We are among the countless organizations claiming their employees are our best asset. However, to substantiate this claim, we fully adopt best practices in our quest to become an employer of choice.

Protecting the ENVIRONMENT

We acknowledge that our operations affect the environment in many ways. Huckestein Mechanical Services, Inc. has a responsible and proactive attitude and is committed to minimizing the harmful effects of our operations. This includes efficient use of energy, reducing waste, recycling materials, using materials from renewable and sustainable sources, keeping pollutants, noise and dust to a minimum, and the use of environmentally-friendly materials.

Supporting our local COMMUNITIES

We aim to reduce the impact of our operations on local communities and make a positive contribution to the communities within which we work by taking proactive steps. These steps include minimizing disruption; fostering local involvement and enterprise through the use of local labor, equipment and materials; engaging effectively with the local community by proactively communicating and encouraging feedback about our operations; supporting educational initiatives; and encouraging staff to share knowledge and skills within the wider community.

ENERGY POLICY

Huckestein Mechanical Services, Inc. is committed to responsible energy management and to practicing energy efficiency throughout our operations.

We recognize that climate change is emerging as one of the most serious environmental challenges currently threatening the global community. We understand that there is a need to minimize greenhouse gas emissions produced as a result of fossil fuel consumption and we acknowledge that we have a role to play in undertaking these issues.

We are committed to the energy practices below.

  • To reduce the amount of energy consumption across our operations
  • To promote the use of renewable energy solutions where appropriate
  • To encourage subcontractors and suppliers to adopt energy efficient systems of work in their operations
  • To ensure that selection of equipment is carried out with due consideration to whole life energy efficiency
  • To service and maintain all equipment in an energy efficient manner
  • To use energy saving mode on all office equipment and appliances

We will communicate this policy statement to all persons working for and on behalf of Huckestein Mechanical Services, Inc., and will make this policy available to any other interested party.

ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY

It is the objective of Huckestein Mechanical Services, Inc., operating as a provider of HVAC maintenance, repair, mechanical design, and installation services, to manage environmental issues in a responsible and sensible manner.

We have examined our environmental performance and identified the areas of our business activities, products and services which affect the environment. We are committed to responsibly managing these aspects of our business to avoid, reduce or control pollution and will continually improve on environmental performances in these areas.

Huckestein Mechanical Services, Inc. has therefore set objectives for continual improvement while monitoring and measuring our environmental performance through regularly reviewing our progress against our stated objectives.

We will promote sustainable construction objectives and apply techniques for the practical delivery of these principles in project specifications, development, and whole life operation. In addition, we will influence others within the project teams to apply sustainable construction principles and deliver improved environmental performance where they have control or influence.

We will ensure compliance with all applicable legislative and other requirements which relate to the company’s environmental aspects throughout all stages of the project where we have control.

We will communicate this statement to all persons working for and on behalf of Huckestein Mechanical Services, Inc. and will make this policy available to any other interested party.

SUSTAINABLE PROCUREMENT
Huckestein Mechanical Services, Inc. is committed to sustainable procurement by purchasing goods and services that take into account the social, economic and environmental impact that such purchasing has on people and communities.

The specific sustainable procurement practices that Huckestein Mechanical Services, Inc. are committed to are as follows:

  • Procure goods and services that reflect up-to-date specifications or standards for environmental sustainability and re-use existing products.
  • Include sustainability issues as part of our subcontractor & supplier discussions.
  • Prohibit the use of products or processes that are potentially damaging to the environment, where a less environmentally damaging alternative is available.
  • Where possible, purchase local products and services and encourage a diverse supply base.
  • We choose to use ground shipping options instead of air.

We will communicate this policy statement to all persons working for and on behalf of Huckestein Mechanical Services, Inc. and will make this policy available to any other interested party.

WASTE MANAGEMENT
Huckestein Mechanical Services, Inc. is committed to sustainable waste management throughout the company.

We encourage recycling and re-using materials whenever possible in all areas of our business with a goal of reducing the company’s overall consumption and usage of raw materials. When disposal is the only option, we dispose of materials in the most environmentally friendly and responsible option available.

The steps we take to reach this goal are below.

  • Develop a plan to dispose of waste and materials for each job site.
  • Are conscious about the amount of recycling we do, inform our staff of ways to recycle, and aim to increase our recycling in the office and on job sites.
  • Select suppliers who remove packaging as part of their supply contract whenever possible.
  • Encourage the purchase of recycled materials and those which are suitable for disposal by recycling.
  • Minimize waste by encouraging the exchange and reuse of equipment and materials amongst departments.

We understand that the correct handling, storage and disposal of waste materials is important to ensure compliance with environmental legislation and pollution prevention. We promote cooperation and coordination between our employees, subcontractors and clients toward the shared goal of reducing waste at its source, reusing and recycling waste wherever possible.

We will communicate this policy statement to all persons working for and on behalf of Huckestein Mechanical Services, Inc. and will make this policy available to any other interested party.

Sustainability Policies